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Compliance Test Benches

Advanced Design System (ADS) Compliance Test Benches help solve the problem of simulation-measurement correlation. In the past, the pre-manufacture design could be simulated and tested using compliance tools from an EDA vendor. And the post-manufacture prototype could be bench tested using compliance tools from test and measurement instrument vendors. However, because of subtle differences between the two vendors independent approaches to compliance, it was almost impossible to correlate the two. This opened the possibility of the pre-manufacture design passing and the post-manufacture prototype failing, necessitating a time-consuming and expensive design spin. In contrast, Compliance Test Benches leverage the exact same industry-leading Compliance App used on Keysight Infiniium oscilloscopes. It mimics a real hardware test bench, and, using a scripting technology called “Waveform Bridge,” emits the same waveforms that the Infiniium app receives when you are testing in your lab. Thus, the exact same tests – no ifs, ands, or buts -- are applied to both the pre-manufacture simulated design and the actual post-manufacture prototype.

Notes:

  • The Compliance Test Benches listed below are intended for use with ADS 2016.01 or newer.
  • Memory Designer provides a seamless and dynamic compliance test that replaces DDR Compliance Test Benches. Please use Memory Designer if possible (ADS2019U1 or newer). For more details, refer Documentation
ADS Compliance Test Benches
Compliance Test Bench / Description Operating System / Prerequisites Installation Instructions Supporting Documentation

DDR3

DDR3 (double data rate 3rd generation) Compliance Test Bench can help you solve the problem of simulation-measurement correlation in ADS.

Operating System: Windows 7 (64-bit)

DDR3 Prerequisites:

  • The DDR3 Compliance Test Bench needs to be downloaded and installed with ADS 2016.01 or newer.
  • Licenses for W2200 ADS Core and the W2302 ADS Transient Convolution Element or a bundle (such as the W2210BP/BT) that contains these two are required.
  • W2350EP/ET DDR3 Compliance Test Bench license is required.
  • Additionally, the following oscilloscope software must be downloaded and licensed separately. However, no actual oscilloscope is required: the software runs on an ordinary Windows PC in offline/remote mode:
    • N8900A-001 Infiniium Offline, Transportable License
    • N8900A-002 DSA Package (EZJIT Plus and SDA), Transportable License
    • U7231B-1TP DDR3 and LPDDR3 Compliance Software, Transportable License

Follow the steps below to install and start using the DDR3 Compliance Test Bench.

  1. Review the Operating System / Prerequisites section.
  2. Download the Infiniium Offline Oscilloscope Analysis Software from the Keysight website and follow the on-screen installation instructions.
    Note: Close all the applications on your PC before installing the software.
  3. Restart your PC to complete the installation.
  4. Download the DDR3 Compliance Test Application Software from the Keysight website and follow the on-screen installation instructions.
  5. Restart your PC after completing the installation.
  6. Download the debian file DDR3CTB.deb.
  7. In ADS, add DDR3CTB.deb.
  8. Restart ADS and open a Schematic view. The DDR3 Compliance Test Bench will be listed under the DesignGuide menu.
DDR3 Compliance Test Bench (PDF, 1.77 MB)

DDR4

DDR4 (double data rate 4th generation) Compliance Test Bench can help you solve the problem of simulation-measurement correlation in ADS.

Operating System: Windows 7 (64-bit)

DDR4 Prerequisites:

  • The DDR4 Compliance Test Bench needs to be downloaded and installed with ADS 2016.01 or newer.
  • Licenses for W2200 ADS Core and the W2302 ADS Transient Convolution Element or a bundle (such as the W2210BP/BT) that contains these two are required.
  • W2351EP/ET DDR4 Compliance Test Bench license is required.
  • Additionally, the following oscilloscope software must be downloaded and licensed separately. However, no actual oscilloscope is required: the software runs on an ordinary Windows PC in offline/remote mode:
    • N8900A-001 Infiniium Offline, Transportable License
    • N8900A-002 DSA Package (EZJIT Plus and SDA), Transportable License
    • N6462A-1TP DDR4 Compliance Software, Transportable License

Follow the steps below to install and start using the DDR4 Compliance Test Bench.

  1. Review the Operating System / Prerequisites section.
  2. Download the Infiniium Offline Oscilloscope Analysis Software from the Keysight website and follow the on-screen installation instructions.
    Note: Close all the applications on your PC before installing the software.
  3. Restart your PC to complete the installation.
  4. Download the DDR4 Compliance Test Application Software from the Keysight website and follow the on-screen installation instructions.
  5. Restart your PC after completing the installation
  6. Download the debian file DDR4CTB.deb
  7. In ADS, add DDR4CTB.deb.
  8. Restart ADS and open a Schematic view. The DDR4 Compliance Test Bench will be listed under the DesignGuide menu.
DDR4 Compliance Test Bench (PDF, 3.48 MB)

PCIe 3.0

PCIe 3.0 (Peripheral Component Interconnect Express) Compliance Test Bench can help you solve the problem of simulation-measurement correlation in ADS.

 

Operating System: Windows 7 (64-bit)

PCIe 3.0 Prerequisites:

  • The PCIe3.0 Compliance Test Bench needs to be downloaded and installed with ADS 2016.01 or newer.
  • Licenses for W2200 ADS Core and the W2302 ADS Transient Convolution Element or a bundle (such as the W2210BP/BT) that contains these two are required.
  • W2352EP/ET PCIe3.0 Compliance Test Bench license is required.
  • Additionally, the following oscilloscope software must be downloaded and licensed separately. However, no actual oscilloscope is required: the software runs on an ordinary Windows PC in offline/remote mode:
    • N8900A-001 Infiniium Offline, Transportable License
    • N8900A-002 DSA Package (EZJIT Plus and SDA), Transportable License
    • N5393D-1TP PCI Express ® Compliance Software, Transportable License 

Follow the steps below to install and start using the PCIe 3.0 Compliance Test Bench.

  1. Review the Operating System / Prerequisites section.
  2. Download the Infiniium Offline Oscilloscope Analysis Software from the Keysight website and follow the on-screen installation instructions.
    Note: Close all the applications on your PC before installing the software.
  3. Restart your PC to complete the installation.
  4. Download the PCIe Compliance Test Application Software from the Keysight website and follow the on-screen installation instructions.
  5. Restart your PC after completing the installation.
  6. Download the debian file PCIe3CTBver3.deb.
  7. In ADS, add PCIe3CTBver3.deb.
  8. Restart ADS and open a Schematic view. The PCIe 3.0 Compliance Test Bench will be listed under the DesignGuide menu.
     
PCIe 3.0 Compliance Test Bench (PDF, 2.60 MB)

USB 3.1

USB 3.1 (Universal Serial Bus) Compliance Test Bench can help you solve the problem of simulation-measurement correlation in ADS.

Operating System: Windows 7 (64-bit)

USB 3.1 Prerequisites:

  • The USB 3.1 Compliance Test Bench needs to be downloaded and installed with ADS 2016.01 or newer.
  • Licenses for W2200 ADS Core and the W2302 ADS Transient Convolution Element or a bundle (such as the W2210BP/BT) that contains these two are required.
  • W2353EP/ET USB Compliance Test Bench license is required.
  • Additionally, the following oscilloscope software must be downloaded and licensed separately. However, no actual oscilloscope is required: the software runs on an ordinary Windows PC in offline/remote mode:
    • N8900A-001 Infiniium Offline, Transportable License
    • N8900A-002 DSA Package (EZJIT Plus and SDA), Transportable License
    • U7243B-1TP USB Compliance Software, Transportable Perpetual License

Follow the steps below to install and start using the USB 3.1 Compliance Test Bench.

  1. Review the Operating System / Prerequisites section.
  2. Download the Infiniium Offline Oscilloscope Analysis Software from the Keysight website and follow the on-screen installation instructions.
    Note: Close all the applications on your PC before installing the software.
  3. Restart your PC to complete the installation.
  4. Download the USB 3.1 Compliance Test Application Software from the Keysight website and follow the on-screen installation instructions.
  5. Restart your PC after completing the installation.
  6. Download the debian file USB3p1CTB.deb.
  7. In ADS, add USB3p1CTB.deb.
  8. Restart ADS and open a Schematic view. The USB  Compliance Test Bench will be listed under the DesignGuide menu.
USB 3.1 Compliance Test Bench (PDF, 1.98 MB)

100G Ethernet (802.3-2014)

100G Ethernet Compliance Test Bench can help you solve the problem of simulation-measurement correlation in ADS.

Operating System: Windows 7 (64-bit)

100G Ethernet (802.3-2014) Prerequisites:

  • The 100G Ethernet (802.3-2014) Compliance Test Bench needs to be downloaded and installed with ADS 2016.01 or newer.
  • Licenses for W2200 ADS Core and the W2302 ADS Transient Convolution Element or a bundle (such as the W2210BP/BT) that contains these two are required.
  • W2354EP/ET 100G Ethernet Compliance Test Bench license is required.
  • Additionally, the following oscilloscope software must be downloaded and licensed separately. However, no actual oscilloscope is required: the software runs on an ordinary Windows PC in offline/remote mode:
    • N8900A-001 Infiniium Offline, Transportable License
    • N8900A-002 DSA Package (EZJIT Plus and SDA), Transportable License
    • N8829A 100GBASE-KR4 Ethernet Compliance Software, for backplane applications
    • N8830A 100GBASE-CR4 Ethernet Compliance Software, for cable applications 

Follow the steps below to install and start using the 100G Ethernet (802.3-2014)  Prerequisites Compliance Test Bench.

  1. Review the Operating System / Prerequisites section.
  2. Download the Infiniium Offline Oscilloscope Analysis Software from the Keysight website and follow the on-screen installation instructions.
    Note: Close all the applications on your PC before installing the software.
  3. Restart your PC to complete the installation.
  4. Download the 100GBASE-KR4 Ethernet Compliance Software and 100GBASE-CR4 Ethernet Compliance Software from the Keysight website and follow the on-screen installation instructions.
  5. Restart your PC after completing the installation.
  6. Download the debian file Ethernet802p3.deb.
  7. In ADS, add Ethernet802p3.deb.
  8. Restart ADS and open a Schematic view. The 100G Ethernet (802.3-2014) Compliance Test Bench will be listed under the DesignGuide menu.
100G Ethernet (802.3-2014) Compliance Test Bench (PDF, 2.28 MB)

HDMI 2.0

HDMI 2.0 (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) Compliance Test Bench can help you solve the problem of simulation-measurement correlation in ADS.

Operating System: Windows 7 (64-bit)

HDMI 2.0 Prerequisites:

  • The HDMI 2.0 Compliance Test Bench needs to be downloaded and installed with ADS 2016.01 or newer.
  • Licenses for W2200 ADS Core and the W2302 ADS Transient Convolution Element or a bundle (such as the W2210BP/BT) that contains these two are required.
  • Contact Stephen Slater (stephen_slater@keysight.com) for CTB evaluation license

Follow the steps below to install and start using the HDMI 2.0 Compliance Test Bench.

  1. Review the Operating System / Prerequisites section.
  2. Download the debian file HDMI2p0CTB.deb.
  3. In ADS, add HDMI2p0CTB.deb.
  4. Restart ADS and open a Schematic view. The HDMI 2.0 Compliance Test Bench will be listed under the DesignGuide menu.
HDMI 2.0 Compliance Test Bench (PDF, 893.22 KB)

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